Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 4, with his fractured rib and cartilage injury in the left side, the club announced Monday. As a corresponding move, the Pirates have recalled right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler from Triple-A Indianapolis.

It's been a weak since the Pirates announced that McCutchen's injury wasn't an oblique muscle but was instead "an avulsion fracture involving the costochondral cartilage of the left 11th rib." The hope was that the 2013 NL MVP could avoid a DL stint, but apparently things haven't improved enough for him to return soon.